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Huawei-owned Honor is prepping to launch flagship smartphone Honor 8 next month.

Gizmo China, citing sources, has claimed that the rumoured Honor 8 will make its debut on July 5 and hit stores in the following week on July 12.

The new Honor 8 is said to flaunt an all-metal body with 5.2-inch full HD display. Under the hood, it is expected to come packed with Huawei's proprietary Kirin 950/955 SoC (System-on-Chip), 4GB RAM, 32GB/64GB/128GB inbuilt storage and a 3200mAh battery with fast charging technology.

It is also said to houses 12MP dual-camera on the back, 8MP snapper on the front, fingerprint sensor security, infrared port (to make the phone act as remote controller for smart TVs) and also supports USB Type C port, Bluetooth v4.1, Wi-Fi, 4G-LTE and GPS.

Word on the street is that Honor 8 will be made available in three variants – 4GB RAM +32GB, 4GB RAM + 64GB and 4GB+128GB storage configurations -- for 1,999 (around $302/€273/Rs. 20,562), 2,199(around $332/€300/Rs. 22,169) and 2499 (around $378/€341/Rs. 25,705). 

Rumour has it that there will also be top-end model with 5.2-inch QHD (2560x1440p) with 4GB RAM+128GB storage and come with a price-tag of for ¥2799 (around $423/€382/Rs. 28,791).

So far, neither Huawei nor Honor have made any official comment on Honor 8 launch, but rumour has it that the press invites for the unveiling event will be sent out on June 25.

In a related development, Honor launched the new Honor 5C budget smartphone in India last Wednesday.

Read more: Huawei Honor 5C with Kirin 650 SoC launched in India

Stay tuned for more updates.

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